BIOTIC Species Information for Leptasterias muelleri
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Researched byMorvan Barnes Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
General Biology
Growth formRadial
Stellate
Feeding methodOmnivore
Scavenger
Predator
Mobility/MovementCrawler
Environmental positionEpifaunal
Epibenthic
Typical food typesBenthic invertebrates including molluscs, worms and ophiuroids as well as carrion, decaying seaweed and microorganisms. HabitFree living
BioturbatorNot researched FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeMedium(11-20 cm)
HeightNot researched Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potential1km-10km DependencyIndependent
SociabilityGregarious
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Clark & Downey, 1992, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Mortensen, 1927, Picton, 1993, Southward & Campbell, 2006,
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